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5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue

When choosing a wedding venue, do yourself a huge favor and look beyond the fancy chandeliers, water-feature, and other things that may draw you in. Trust me there is so much more to look for when choosing a wedding venue that is right for you. Of course, there are those main things to consider such as budget, costs, and availability. We want to share with you 5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue.


5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue



1. Complicated Contracts


First on our list of 5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue is complicated contracts. Don't get me wrong, a venue contract should be comprehensive to include many details associated with the do's and don'ts when it comes to their space. However, there is a difference between comprehensive and complicated. Avoid venues that have confusing clauses and lack specifics when it comes to decor and other things that you may want for your wedding. We recommend always consulting with your wedding planner before booking a venue.



2. Negative Reviews


If you are one of those people, like me, who always read reviews, then you should avoid any venue with negative reviews. Your wedding day should be the day of your dreams, and you don't want to be unhappy with your venue choice. Couples that have written negative reviews are speaking from their experience with a particular venue. Be sure to keep the reviews you have in mind if you are choosing a venue with negative reviews posted, and inquire about any issues that you have read about.



3. Limited Time to Set Up


Also, on our list of 5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue is limited time to set up. Ask any floral or event designer, and they will attest that this is an important attribute when choosing a venue for your wedding. The more detail-oriented your design and decor are for your wedding the more time is needed to set up. The wedding venue you choose should be happy to accommodate you, whenever feasible, to ensure your wedding day is everything you expected.



4. Your Wedding Planner/ Vendors Never Worked With The Venue


When recommending venue spaces for couples looking to get married, your wedding planner and vendors will more than likely recommend venues that they have established a relationship with and worked with before. One of the 5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue is the fact that your hired professionals never worked with them before.



5. No Contingency Plan


If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, you want to choose a venue with a contingency plan just in case the weather does not cooperate. Ask questions as to what accommodations would be made in the event of inclement weather. Keep in mind that you are looking for the answer to your question to be, "we provide tents, move the wedding indoors, or have a refund clause" in your contract.



If you want to learn more about our 5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.


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